1.1 This specification covers minimum requirements for the integration of Electric Propulsion Units (EPUs) and Hybrid-Electric Propulsion Units (HEPUs) for General Aviation Aircraft (Aeroplanes) 1.2 The EPU shall as a minimum consist of one electric motor, associated controllers, disconnects and wiring, means of EPU monitoring and a Human-Machine Interface (HMI). An Energy Storage Device (ESD), which may be a battery, or capacitor, or both, is a part of EPU and is optional. 1.3 The HEPU is a combination of a minimum one EPU and a minimum one Power Generating Device (PGD). PGD can be an engine or a device to create power to achieve propulsion by utilizing onboard-stored fuel. 1.4 Onboard or ground-based charging devices, in-flight energy supplying devices or other technology may be included. 1.5 The work of this task group is integrated with the work of the F39.05 WK47374 task group to assure that requirements for design, manufacture and integration of EPUs and HEPUs are seamless and consistent between standards.
KeywordsHEPU, design, general aviation, aircraft, powerplant, part 23, energy storage, PGD, EUP, electric, propulsion, hybrid, human-machine, charging, flight
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